to change anything. the congress needs to join those of us in both -- on both sides of the aisle when we debate trying to bring our troops home from afghanistan. mr. speaker, before i close, again, i want to make reference to the wife in tears and the little girl looking up at the army officer wondering why are you giving me this flag. young lady, your daddy was a hero. i close, mr. speaker, by saying to god, please bless our men and women in uniform. god, please in your loving arms hold the families who have given a child dying for freedom in iraq and afghanistan. god, please give wisdom, strength and courage for president obama that he will do what is right. and three times, god, please, god, please, god, please continue to bless america, and i yield back the balance of my time.